Import from countries outside the EU - food of animal origin

To prevent that contagious animal diseases or that unsafe food from a non-EU-country enters EU there are rules of import to be followed. When importing food of animal origin such as meat, fish, milk, egg, honey from a non-EU-country into the EU, the goods must be controlled at the EU border.

Before importing food of animal origin

Approved country

Approved establishment

Health certificate

Salmonella testing

Prior notification

Border control posts


Safeguard measures

Imports of food of animal origin for private use

Commercial samples

Reviewed 2022-06-23